Rockport, Massachusetts: The Paper House

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Address:
52 Pigeon Hill St., Rockport, MA
Directions:
From Main St. in Rockport, turn north onto MA-127. Drive 1.5 miles. Turn left (no stoplight) onto Curtis St., then quickly make the first left onto Pigeon Hill St. Drive a half-mile to the Paper House, on the right. Look for the flagpole.
Hours:
Mid-April - mid-Oct. daily 10-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
978-546-2629
Admission:
Adults $2 (Honor System)
RA Rates:
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Paper House.

The Paper House

Elis Stenman layered and pasted and rolled approximately 100,000 newspapers to make his dream home in 1924 -- and it's still standing.

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Paper House

Stopped here after seeing on the list - fascinating! All on the honor system, and they allow pictures. I had trouble convincing my husband that yes, it was all made of newspapers. And to think they actually lived in this house for two summers after it was built!

[Louise Davis, 08/03/2010]

Table and chairs in the Paper House.

Paper House

Just visited the Paper House and it was as wonderful as you would expect it to be. The house is amazing, especially when you consider the amount of work that went into it.

[Chris Meiman, 06/18/2010]

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